Saturday, 16 October 2010
I've had some great fabric finds recently and I have to keep gazing at them but more of these later.
A few weeks ago I had a car boot to "thin out" and on the next stall to me I saw this. Intrigued I looked inside. Aha - a vintage picnic hamper!
I love the way there are little clips for the salt and pepper to slot under to stop spillages.
It wasn't complete - it had a suacer and its cutlery missing and there was a large gap whic I assumed held food containers. I wasn't too sure about the plastic tablecloth. The case was sound so I decided to buy it as we'd done well on our own stall.
I googled the name on the label - Brexton - which I now know to be one of the main hamper/picnic manufacturers. In fact when I went to the war re-enactment several vintage cars had such hampers on their back seats. I'm going to try to make mine a complete set. I will have to replace the plastic cloth with a nice checked 50s one though! One has standards!
These shots are just eye candy for the barkcloth and vintage fabric lovers amongst you...
Loving the pink flowers on the grey back ground on this one
Not sure what you call this fabric - anyone know? Its more of a "waffle" weave than the barkcloth
This is a lovely pair of curtains which I may have to upcycle into something else...
The colour in this one is still incredibly vibrant for its age...
And just look at this which I found in a charity shop recently - a real 50s gem
Now look at the price! Didn't I do well!
Spending some time now gearing up for the Vintage fair at Kingsley, Northampton this weekend. Hope to see you there!